Hamilton Drive

Project Overview: 1 Hamilton Drive Approximate area of Interest

The City of Mill Valley is partnering with EAH Housing to build affordable homes on the northern portion of the city-owned parcel, known as 1 Hamilton Drive.  The City invites you to attend meetings and provide input on this important city-sponsored project. 


Environmental scoping period initiated from December 22 through January 27, 2023 to collect input on the project description and scope of the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) that will be prepared for the 1 Hamilton project. For further details, download the Notice of Preparation (PDF)

January 12, 2023, Mill Valley City Hall, 26 Corte Madera Avenue, Mill Valley, starting at 6:30pm 

A scoping meeting will be held to provide the opportunity for public comments and questions regarding the proposed project description and scope of the environmental review, as required under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Follow the link to view or download the meeting agenda.

Follow the link to view the scoping meeting presentation (PDF)

Joint City Council/Planning Commission Meeting:

November 30, 2022, Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto , starting at 6:30pm 

The Joint City Council and Planning Commission meeting will include an agenda item to: 1) discuss community feedback received at the October 13 Open House; 2) consider feasibility assessment from the EAH Team and 3) provide input on the preliminary conceptual designs and consider advancing a preferred concept to allow staff to assemble a planning application to fully evaluate building approximately 40-50 apartment units affordable to lower income households, including design review, environmental review and entitlement materials (ground lease, parcel map and rezoning of the site), to be presented to Planning Commission and City Council for review and consideration of approval at a later date. The staff report and agenda material can be viewed here.

Community Workshops: 

October 13, 2022 in person Open House

Mill Valley Community Center, Cascade Room,180 Camino Alto (6:30 - 8:30)

Open house to report back on refinements to building concepts presented at the May 3 Open House.  Additional community input to discuss building concepts including massing and design features.  Other site planning work such as residential parking will also be presented.

FAQ's (PDF) 

1-Hamilton-project-update (PDF)

Conceptuall Designs and PSB Reconfiguration (PDF)

May 3, 2022 in person Open House

Mill Valley Community Center, Cascade Room,180 Camino Alto starting at 6:30pm 

Open house to gather input on preliminary design features, massing and site planning work, including relocation of public parking and restrooms currently located on site. 

March 10, 2022 online workshop

Initial kick-off informational workshop to provide an overview of affordable housing and gather input on preliminary site planning work.  

Previous Meeting and Supporting Documents:

September 19, 2022, Mill Valley City Hall, 26 Corte Madera, starting at 6:30pm 

City staff will present a series of recommendations based on preliminary site planning and community outreach, including the relocation of 38 public parking spaces, restroom facilities and electric vehicle charging station that currently reside on the northern portion of 1 Hamilton Drive.  Other circulation and additional parking improvements identified during community workshops and focus group meetings will also be discussed.  The staff report will be posted on this webpage once it is finalized. 

September 19, 2022, Regular City Council Meeting Staff Report – 1 Hamilton Dr. Update (PDF)

1 Hamilton Drive FAQ's (PDF) 

1 Hamilton Drive, September 19, 2022 Presentation (PDF)

February 7 City Council Zoom Meeting: Resolution to consider an Exclusive Negotiating Agreement ("ENA") with EAH Housing. Entering into the ENA will initiate the community outreach process, including site planning, design and environmental review, and allows EAH Housing to further investigate financing needs and opportunities based on preliminary design. 

  • Supporting materials 
  • City Council Meeting (Sept. 20, 2021).  Council Approval of a resolution declaring that the northern portion of 1 Hamilton Drive as surplus exempt land and a resolution authorizing the City Manager to draft the terms of an Exclusive Negotiation Agreement between the City and EAH Housing. See the following links for the City Council agenda and supporting materials (LINK). 

  • City Council Meeting (June 21, 2021). Council Approval to authorized staff to release a Request for Qualifications (RFQ). See the following links for the City Council agenda and supporting materials

Frequently Asked Questions: Building Affordable Homes on the Northern Portion of 1 Hamilton Drive

September 2022 FAQ's (LINK) 

March 2022 FAQ's (LINK)

June 2021 FAQ's (LINK)